Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

48 Reviews | Monterey & Carmel, USA

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3 hours (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
Group size currently limited to 8.Masks are required at all times unless actively tasting. NO MASK = NO TOUR = NO REFUND. Please be respectful of your guide and fellow guests.


Discover the charming coastal town of Carmel and savor a series of tantalizing food and wine tastings on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Your passionate guide will share stories about the history, culture and architecture of Carmel as you stop at restaurants, stylish watering holes and food shops to meet business owners and sample different food items. You may visit places like a classic European Restaurant, a local tavern serving the area's best fish & chips, purveyors of the best street tacos on the Monterey Peninsula (and why they specialize in Mezcal), and a local producer of confections made from century-old recipes. In general, the tastings add up to an average lunch.. Ideal for both tourists and Carmel residents, this tour is a leisurely and tasty way to learn more about this quaint town.

This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring more personal attention from your guide.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour
  • Vegetarian meal option available



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Average 4.92 out of 5 stars based on 48 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Lana M, Mar 2020 Verified
After many trips through out the years to Carmel we wanted to try something new and signed up for the food and wine walking tour! I also invited my son and his partner who have traveled all over the world, they said this was the best food and wine tour they have ever experienced! We enjoyed all the tastings and saw some parts of Carmel we never explored in past years. It was fun and educational and our tour guide Bonnie was so personable and knowledgeable! I was very happy we decided to try something new to celebrate my Birthday in Carmel!
Kristina B, Mar 2020 Verified
It was a pleasant tour around Carmel by the Sea. I loved the variety of places we were able to visit and experience. If you love trying gourmet food, seeing beautiful architecture, and following a fun tour guide, then this experience is for you.
Lana R, Nov 2019 Verified
Everything from the food choices to the charming town passage ways was very memorable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys good food, drinks, and charming town architecture.
Mark M, Jul 2019 Verified
I take food tours in every new city I travel too. It's the best way to get acclimated to a new place. Bonnie was an amazing tour guide. She is knowledgeable, funny, informative and personable. She explained all the food/drink stops, history and architecture of Carmel. Take the tour the first day you arrive, it's well worth it!
r.kussman, Mar 2018 Verified

We have done food tours around the world and this was one of the best!

jgpbythec, Nov 2017 Verified

It was a super experience! Amber did a great job as our tour guide, providing interesting information about Carmel along the walks, as well as helping our hosts at the different restaurants present their dishes. Nice variety of tastings, from creamy polenta topped with Kobe short rib meat, to soft tacos of chorizo and chicken with a side of crickets for the daring, to a tomato bisque, all with perfect beverage pairings. Dessert was a light and luscious tiramisu, followed by fascinating tastings of olive oil and balsamics, and of raw local honeys, and some unique ways to use them. Finished with delicious chocolates, feeling comfortably satisfied. Be sure to wear comfortable, supportive shoes because the streets, sidewalks and little pathways are all made from different materials e.g., some brick, some stone, some cracked cement and pretty bumpy.

Michelle F, Oct 2017 Verified

The walking tour was great - there were 6 stops and everybody was so gracious at every stop. The food tastings were the perfect size - not too small or large. I liked that the tour leader gave us the option of imbibing in the alcohol or not - we did and the variety was excellent! I especially enjoyed the novelty of the olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting. The tour leader Amber was very knowledgeable and very friendly!

Joseph K, Sep 2017 Verified

Mig was a wonderful guide. Fun and knowledgeable. Great way to taste/drink your way through the sites of Carmel. Arrive hungry and thirsty.

stephen s, Sep 2017 Verified

We've been to Carmel multiple times and this time we decided to do a food tour. Best decision we could have made as we've learned so much about Carmel and was introduced to some great shops and great restaurants.

epduffy1962, Jul 2017 Verified

Fantastic tour with Amber. Highly recommend. You don't go away hungry that's for sure. You also learn a little history of Carmel by the Sea.

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